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Strapping Basics: Terms You Should Know

Selecting strapping material? Here are a few terms you may encounter when comparing different types of strapping.

  • 2 min read
  • Mar 26, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Strapping Best Practices: Secure Your Load Like a Pro

Strapping is a packaging and shipping essential. Are you using it correctly?

  • 5 min read
  • Mar 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Selecting the Right Strapping Material: Steel vs. PET vs. Polypropylene

When is comes to strapping, you have choices. What's the best strapping material for your application?

  • 4 min read
  • Mar 12, 2019 7:13:00 AM

Understanding Shipping Paperwork

If you're just getting started with freight shipping, the paperwork may seem daunting. But getting your shipping documents correct is critically important for shippers.

  • 8 min read
  • Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Does It Matter If Your Logistics Provider Owns Their Own Trucks?

If you're researching carriers and third party logistics (3PL) solutions, you may have come across the terms "asset-based" and "non-asset based." Do you know what these terms mean? And do they matter when it comes to selecting a logistics company for handling and delivery of your cargo?

  • 5 min read
  • Jan 22, 2019 8:33:00 AM

Shipping Hazardous Materials? Here's What You Need to Know.

When you're shipping hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and dangerous goods, you need to take extra care to get everything right. Mistakes in HAZMAT shipping are costly for companies and dangerous for anyone who comes in contact with your shipment. HAZMAT shipping is complex, and shippers who are handling dangerous goods must go through formal certification and training in order to understand all the nuances. But if you're new to the world of dangerous goods, here are a few pointers to get you started.

  • 4 min read
  • Dec 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When Should You Use a Regional Hauler?

Whether you’re shipping freight full truckload (FT) or less-than-truckload (LTL), you have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a carrier to transport your goods. There are more than 700,000 freight carriers in the U.S. alone, the vast majority operating with six or fewer trucks. What kind of carrier is right for you?

  • 4 min read
  • Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Full Truckload vs. Less-than-Truckload Shipping: Which is Right for You?

What's the difference between truckload shipping and less-than-truckload shipping? And which one is right for your business? Both full truckload (TL or FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) options have their place in the freight shipping industry. Choosing the right freight option depends on several variables, including the size and weight of your shipment, freight classification and delivery timelines. Let's take a closer look at the difference between TL and LTL freight shipping and how to decide between them.

  • 4 min read
  • Dec 4, 2018 8:40:00 AM

When Do You Need a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Company?

If you're shipping freight, chances are you've come across the term 3PL. What is a 3PL? And how do you know if you need one? What does 3PL mean, anyway? No, 3PL is not C-3P0's lesser-known little sister. 3PL stands for "third party logistics," and 3PLs are an integral part of the freight shipping industry. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act provides a legal definition of a 3PL: The term third-party logistics provider means a person who solely receives, holds or otherwise transports a consumer product in the ordinary course of business but who does not take title to the product.

  • 4 min read
  • Nov 26, 2018 11:52:09 AM

Incoterms: What Every Shipper Needs to Know

If you're shipping freight—especially internationally—you may have run across something called "Incoterms™." But what are Incoterms, and how do they apply to you as a shipper? Here's what you need to know.

  • 6 min read
  • Nov 9, 2018 8:39:26 AM

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